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Afghanistan: Why We Can’t Look Away
Afghans need continued support as they face acute immigration and humanitarian challenges. Despite promises made in August, Taliban leaders have stripped back the gains made in women’s rights, education, health care, economic inclusion, and civic and social life. Left unchecked by the United States and the international community, the Taliban's brutality only stands to increase further. Meanwhile, the United States' broken immigration system does not adequately provide protection to at-risk Afghans.
In this virtual conversation and live Q&A, Bush Institute experts Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Laura Collins, and Holly Kuzmich discuss the immigration issues and the dire circumstances women and children are encountering in Afghanistan. This exchange addresses the policy changes Congress and the administration should make and what the private sector and international community can do to protect Afghans’ rights.
Natalie Gonnella-Platts serves as the Director, Women's Advancement at the George W. Bush Institute. In this role, Ms. Gonnella-Platts is responsible for research and prog[...]
Laura Collins serves as Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Ms. Collins previously served as the Director of Immigration Pol[...]
Holly Kuzmich serves as Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute. She oversees the strategy and management of the Institute, an action-oriented policy organization tha[...]